Moving to Missouri
Missouri is nicknamed the "Show Me State," (supposedly when their Congressman in 1899 said, "You've got to show me."), and this state has much to show off. St. Louis offers more major visitor attractions for free than anyplace outside of the nation's capital. These include the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, Cahokia Mounds, Museum of Westward Expansion, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Grant's Farm, and more.
Missouri became the 24th state in 1821. With a population of 5.5 million residents, Missouri is the 16th largest state in populace and ranks 21st in land size among the fifty states. Major industries are farming, mining, cars and beer. The captivating prairies, the scenic rolling hills, and the stunning beauty of the landscape make Missouri a lovely home for all seasons.
Now that you are moving to Missouri, impress your friends and family with these fun facts of the Show Me State:
State Capital is Jefferson City.
Largest city is St. Louis.
The Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis is the largest beer producing plant in the nation.
The ice cream cone was invented at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair: An ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to roll up waffles to hold the ice cream.
Missouri ties with Tennessee as the most "neighborly" state in the U.S. � they each are bordered by eight states.
St. Louis is known as "The Gateway to the West" and "Home of the Blues."
The Gateway Arch is St. Louis is the tallest US monument at 630 feet.
Missouri has 5,500 recorded caves.
Former president, Harry S. Truman, was born in Lamar, May 8, 1884 and was raised in Independence.
State Motto: "Salus populi suprema lex esto " - The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law.
St. Louis was the first American city to host the Olympic Games (1904).
Iced Tea was first served at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, as was the soft drink, Dr. Pepper. 7-Up was also invented in St. Louis.
State Flower is the Hawthorn.
St. Louisans consume more barbecue sauce per capita than any other city in America.
State Tree is the Flowering Dogwood.
The state was named after an Indian tribe called Missouri, meaning "town of the large canoes."
State Bird is the Bluebird.
State Song is the Missouri Waltz.
Jesse James was born in Kearney.
State Animal is the Mule.
Daniel Boone lived longer in Missouri than in any other state and regarded it as his home.
Enjoy your new home Missouri!